Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her AB at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Epidemiology ScM at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 650 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 atrial fibrillation grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914], and is the Center and Training Director on an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Atrial Fibrillation. She also is MPI on 2 mobile Health grants (1R01HL141434 and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She was Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads Faculty Development Programs for Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial, Women, and Clinical leaders. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators. She also won the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she has served on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.

She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, the 2016 Population Research Prize, the 2019 Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer, and the Genomics and Precision Medicine 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. She Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Primary Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScM

Publications

  • Published on 3/23/2021

    Oshunbade AA, Kassahun-Yimer W, Valle KA, Hamid A, Kipchumba RK, Kamimura D, Clark D, White WB, DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Benjamin EJ, O'Brien EC, Mentz RJ, Rodriguez CJ, Fox ER, Butler J, Keith RJ, Bhatnagar A, Marie Robertson R, Correa A, Hall ME. Cigarette Smoking, Incident Coronary Heart Disease, and Coronary Artery Calcification in Black Adults: The Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Mar 23; e017320. PMID: 33754833.

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  • Published on 3/16/2021

    Schnabel RB, Magnussen C, Schulz A, Ojeda FM, Schmitt VH, Arnold N, Sinning CR, Beutel ME, Schmidtmann I, Pfeiffer N, Leuschner A, Lackner KJ, Gori T, Benjamin EJ, Binder H, Wild PS, Blankenberg S, Münzel T. Noninvasive peripheral vascular function, incident cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Mar 16. PMID: 33724298.

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  • Published on 3/5/2021

    Kornej J, Hanger VA, Trinquart L, Ko D, Preis SR, Benjamin EJ, Lin H. New biomarkers from multiomics approaches - improving risk prediction of atrial fibrillation. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Mar 05. PMID: 33751041.

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  • Published on 2/20/2021

    Khurshid S, Li X, Ashburner JM, Lipsanopoulos ATT, Lee PR, Lin AK, Ko D, Ellinor PT, Schwamm LH, Benjamin EJ, Atlas SJ, Singer DE, Anderson CD, Trinquart L, Lubitz SA. Usefulness of Rhythm Monitoring Following Acute Ischemic Stroke. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Feb 20. PMID: 33617814.

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  • Published on 2/10/2021

    Taliun D, Harris DN, Kessler MD, Carlson J, Szpiech ZA, Torres R, Taliun SAG, Corvelo A, Gogarten SM, Kang HM, Pitsillides AN, LeFaive J, Lee SB, Tian X, Browning BL, Das S, Emde AK, Clarke WE, Loesch DP, Shetty AC, Blackwell TW, Smith AV, Wong Q, Liu X, Conomos MP, Bobo DM, Aguet F, Albert C, Alonso A, Ardlie KG, Arking DE, Aslibekyan S, Auer PL, Barnard J, Barr RG, Barwick L, Becker LC, Beer RL, Benjamin EJ, Bielak LF, Blangero J, Boehnke M, Bowden DW, Brody JA, Burchard EG, Cade BE, Casella JF, Chalazan B, Chasman DI, Chen YI, Cho MH, Choi SH, Chung MK, Clish CB, Correa A, Curran JE, Custer B, Darbar D, Daya M, de Andrade M, DeMeo DL, Dutcher SK, Ellinor PT, Emery LS, Eng C, Fatkin D, Fingerlin T, Forer L, Fornage M, Franceschini N, Fuchsberger C, Fullerton SM, Germer S, Gladwin MT, Gottlieb DJ, Guo X, Hall ME, He J, Heard-Costa NL, Heckbert SR, Irvin MR, Johnsen JM, Johnson AD, Kaplan R, Kardia SLR, Kelly T, Kelly S, Kenny EE, Kiel DP, Klemmer R, Konkle BA, Kooperberg C, Köttgen A, Lange LA, Lasky-Su J, Levy D, Lin X, Lin KH, Liu C, Loos RJF, Garman L, Gerszten R, Lubitz SA, Lunetta KL, Mak ACY, Manichaikul A, Manning AK, Mathias RA, McManus DD, McGarvey ST, Meigs JB, Meyers DA, Mikulla JL, Minear MA, Mitchell BD, Mohanty S, Montasser ME, Montgomery C, Morrison AC, Murabito JM, Natale A, Natarajan P, Nelson SC, North KE, O'Connell JR, Palmer ND, Pankratz N, Peloso GM, Peyser PA, Pleiness J, Post WS, Psaty BM, Rao DC, Redline S, Reiner AP, Roden D, Rotter JI, Ruczinski I, Sarnowski C, Schoenherr S, Schwartz DA, Seo JS, Seshadri S, Sheehan VA, Sheu WH, Shoemaker MB, Smith NL, Smith JA, Sotoodehnia N, Stilp AM, Tang W, Taylor KD, Telen M, Thornton TA, Tracy RP, Van Den Berg DJ, Vasan RS, Viaud-Martinez KA, Vrieze S, Weeks DE, Weir BS, Weiss ST, Weng LC, Willer CJ, Zhang Y, Zhao X, Arnett DK, Ashley-Koch AE, Barnes KC, Boerwinkle E, Gabriel S, Gibbs R, Rice KM, Rich SS, Silverman EK, Qasba P, Gan W, Papanicolaou GJ, Nickerson DA, Browning SR, Zody MC, Zöllner S, Wilson JG, Cupples LA, Laurie CC, Jaquish CE, Hernandez RD, O'Connor TD, Abecasis GR. Sequencing of 53,831 diverse genomes from the NHLBI TOPMed Program. Nature. 2021 02; 590(7845):290-299. PMID: 33568819.

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  • Published on 2/6/2021

    Long MT, Zhang X, Xu H, Liu CT, Corey KE, Chung RT, Loomba R, Benjamin EJ. Hepatic Fibrosis Associates With Multiple Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors: The Framingham Heart Study. Hepatology. 2021 Feb; 73(2):548-559. PMID: 33125745.

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  • Published on 1/30/2021

    Ahluwalia TS, Prins BP, Abdollahi M, Armstrong NJ, Aslibekyan S, Bain L, Jefferis B, Baumert J, Beekman M, Ben-Shlomo Y, Bis JC, Mitchell BD, de Geus E, Delgado GE, Marek D, Eriksson J, Kajantie E, Kanoni S, Kemp JP, Lu C, Marioni RE, McLachlan S, Milaneschi Y, Nolte IM, Petrelis AM, Porcu E, Sabater-Lleal M, Naderi E, Seppälä I, Shah T, Singhal G, Standl M, Teumer A, Thalamuthu A, Thiering E, Trompet S, Ballantyne CM, Benjamin EJ, Casas JP, Toben C, Dedoussis G, Deelen J, Durda P, Engmann J, Feitosa MF, Grallert H, Hammarstedt A, Harris SE, Homuth G, Hottenga JJ, Jalkanen S, Jamshidi Y, Jawahar MC, Jess T, Kivimaki M, Kleber ME, Lahti J, Liu Y, Marques-Vidal P, Mellström D, Mooijaart SP, Müller-Nurasyid M, Penninx B, Revez JA, Rossing P, Räikkönen K, Sattar N, Scharnagl H, Sennblad B, Silveira A, Pourcain BS, Timpson NJ, Trollor J, van Dongen J, Van Heemst D, Visvikis-Siest S, Vollenweider P, Völker U, Waldenberger M, Willemsen G, Zabaneh D, Morris RW, Arnett DK, Baune BT, Boomsma DI, Chang YC, Deary IJ, Deloukas P, Eriksson JG, Evans DM, Ferreira MA, Gaunt T, Gudnason V, Hamsten A, Heinrich J, Hingorani A, Humphries SE, Jukema JW, Koeing W, Kumari M, Kutalik Z, Lawlor DA, Lehtimäki T, März W, Mather K, Naitza S, Nauck M, Ohlsson C, Price JF, Raitakari O, Rice K, Sachdev PS, Slagboom E, Sørensen TIA, Spector T, Stacey D, Stathopoulou MG, Tanaka T, Wannamethee SG, Whincup P, Rotter JI, Dehghan A, Boerwinkle E, Psaty BM, Snieder H, Alizadeh BZ. Genome-Wide Association Study of Circulating Interleukin 6 Levels Identifies Novel Loci. Hum Mol Genet. 2021 Jan 30. PMID: 33517400.

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  • Published on 1/28/2021

    Kornej J, Benjamin EJ, Magnani JW. Atrial fibrillation: global burdens and global opportunities. Heart. 2021 Jan 28. PMID: 33509978.

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  • Published on 1/28/2021

    Wu P, Wang B, Lubitz SA, Benjamin EJ, Meigs JB, Dupuis J. Approximate conditional phenotype analysis based on genome wide association summary statistics. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 28; 11(1):2518. PMID: 33510268.

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  • Published on 1/27/2021

    Virani SS, Alonso A, Aparicio HJ, Benjamin EJ, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Cheng S, Delling FN, Elkind MSV, Evenson KR, Ferguson JF, Gupta DK, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Lee CD, Lewis TT, Liu J, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Ma J, Mackey J, Martin SS, Matchar DB, Mussolino ME, Navaneethan SD, Perak AM, Roth GA, Samad Z, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Shay CM, Stokes A, VanWagner LB, Wang NY, Tsao CW. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2021 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2021 Feb 23; 143(8):e254-e743. PMID: 33501848.

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